With the year in music winding down, we reached out to some of your favorite guitarists to find out what music and gear rocked their worlds in 2012. Below,Intervals guitarist Aaron Marshall fills us in on his five favorite pieces of gear.
Peavey Electronics has announced the immediate availability of its new Peavey AT-200 guitar featuring Auto-Tune. The AT-200, a collaboration between Peavey and Auto-Tune pitch-correction technology creators Antares Audio Technologies, electronically self-tunes and intonates as you play.
Deep Purple, who have already announced a new studio album due in April 2013, also will be digging through their past, reissuing 10 classic albums over the course of the year. The reissues will be begin January 29, when Live In Paris 1975 is released. The album has been digitally remixed and re-mastered from the original multi-track recordings.
As many expected, Metallica look to be turning their Orion Music + More festival into an annual event. The band announced earlier today that the 2013 edition of Orion will take place on June 8-9 in Detroit, Michigan.
Gibson pioneered the arched-top semihollow electric guitar in 1958 with the introduction of the ES-335. A thinline-bodied guitar, the 335 featured a solid block down its center, and hollow sidewings. The ES family of guitars became a favorite of electric blues players, like B.B. King, as well as rock and rollers, such as Chuck Berry, and the design has remained a favorite of blues, rock and pop players to this day. Prestige’s affordable Musician Standard brings this classic design forward, blending old-world construction and a vintage Bigsby tremolo with noise-silencing contemporary appointments and a set of Seymour Duncan high-output pickups.
Music from last week's 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief in New York City is now available on iTunes. A physical CD will be released in January via Columbia Records. The album features select performances from the epic December 12 concert, which took place at Madison Square Garden. Some of the stand-out songs include Eric Clapton playing the Derek and the Dominos track "Got To Be Better In a Little While" and Cream's "Crossroads."
Next year, Washington, D.C.'s Lionize will be hitting the road with Clutch, bringing their signature blend of reggae and blues-rock — not to mention some new tunes — with them. With the first North American dates for the Earth Rocker Tour set for early March, we caught up with Lionize frontman/guitarist Nate Bergman to talk about the band's latest album, Superczar and the Vulture.